Big Target

One of the intriguing prospects at West Virginia's football camp was a tall pass catcher who could provide a big target in the passing attack.

Wide receiver/tight end prospect Andre` Henderson of Lexington, Ky., was in Morgantown Sunday for West Virginia's football camp, and he liked what he saw on his first visit to the WVU campus.

"I loved it," Henderson said of WVU, which is one of his top three schools of interest. "It was a little slow starting out, because of all the camp things going on, but I got to hang out with all the coaches. I talked with the wide receivers coach (Butch Jones) a lot."

Many players are taken by surprise at the quality of West Virginia's football facilities, but Henderson said that wasn't the case for him. He did, however, note that another aspect of the WVU program was a nice eye-opener.

"I went into it with no expectations, so there wasn't anything that really surpised me that way," said the polite and well-spoken Henderson. "I went into it with an open mind. But one thing I did notice was how nice the coaches were. You could talk to them very easily."

Henderson worked out as a wide receiver, and checked in at an impressive six feet, five and one half inches and 207 pounds. He also played tight end last year for The Lexington Christian Academy, and could have a future at that position as well. He said that he will play "wherever schools want me to play" and that he has no problem with changing spots on the field. He also played sparingly at free safety last year, but believes that his primary position will continue to be on the offesnive side of the ball as a senior.

Henderson has also visited Kentucky and Louisville, and while he has gotten letters from other schools, including Ohio State, Georgia and N.C. State, lists the Wildcats and Cardinals in his top three along with West Virginia. All three of his favorites have shown solid interest in the big receiving prospect, although none have made a scholarship offer yet.

Henderson, who is an excellent student that should have no problems qualifying, has wrapped up his summer tour and will now begin concentrating on his senior season. He plans to continue workouts in Lexington before beginning practice with his high school on July 15th.

As a junior, Henderson had approximately 30 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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